Wajir County

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Wajir County
County
Location of Wajir County (Green)
Location of Wajir County (Green)
Country  Kenya
Formed March 4th 2013
Capital Wajir
Government
 • Governor Ahmed Abdullahi
Area
 • Total 55,840.6 km2 (21,560.2 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 661,941 [1]
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Wajir County is a county in the former North Eastern Province of Kenya. Its capital and largest town is Wajir. The county has a population of 661,941 [2] and an area of 55,840.6 km². Wajir County has only one local authority: Wajir county council. The county has four constituencies: Wajir North, Wajir West, Wajir East and Wajir South. Wajir County is divided into fourteen administrative divisions:

Administrative divisions
Division Population* Pop. density* Area (km²) Headquarters
Buna 29,160 5 x Buna
Bute 14,684 20 x Bute
Central 51,006 22 x Wajir
Diff 19,052 3 x
Eldas 9,166 4 x
Griftu 42,333 6 x
Gurar 18,087 7 x Gurar
Habaswein 27,467 6 x Habaswein
Hadado 19,787 5 x
Kotulo 23,016 9 x
Lafaley 5,883 12 x
Sebule 25,699 3 x
Tarbaj 22,758 4 x Tarbaj
Wajir-Bor 17,046 4 x
Total 319,261 6 (average) x -
* 1999 census. Sources: [1]

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Coordinates: 1°44′50″N 40°04′08″E / 1.74722°N 40.0689°E / 1.74722; 40.0689